Education and Training
The educational system of the Czech Republic
You can find out what the organization and structure of the Czech education system is, for example, here. The visual scheme of the education system is available, for example, here.
The schools of all founders (from kindergartens to higher vocational schools) are registered in the Register of Schools and School Facilities.
The database of Czech and foreign universities operating in the Czech Republic is the Register of Universities.
Education of foreign children in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools
The right to education (and the obligation for the period of compulsory school attendance) belongs to children and foreign pupils who have resided in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days or have been granted asylum, a visa for the purpose of enduring a stay or for the purpose of temporary protection. Basic information on the education of children and pupils - foreigners is available on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MŠMT).
Practical information for parents of children in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools facilitating mutual understanding between the school and parents of pupils (eg about the functioning of Czech education, apologies for absences, samples of some applications, etc.) can be found on the website inkluzivniskola.cz.
Studyin.cz is an official source of information on tertiary education in the Czech Republic operated by the House of International Cooperation. It provides basic information about the higher education system, study opportunities and student lives in the Czech Republic.
Information on studying in the capital city of Prague is summarized on the Study in Prague website.
Selected basic information for students (and schools) can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Recognition of foreign education (nostrification)
Recognition of basic, secondary, higher vocational or higher education is carried out not only for study but also for professional purposes, eg for the performance of regulated professions.
More information on the recognition of foreign primary, secondary or higher vocational education can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
More information on the recognition of foreign higher (tertiary) education can also be found on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
For the assessment of claims for state social support benefits and for the purposes of sickness insurance, health insurance, pension insurance, or as one of the documents on the child's dependency, the so-called recognition of studies at high school or university for social and health purposes. Information on the recognition of studies at foreign secondary schools for social and health purposes can be found here, while information on the recognition of studies at foreign universities for social and health purposes can be found here.
Recognition of professional qualifications (so-called professional recognition)
When entering the labor market, especially in the case of regulated professions and activities, some foreigners (especially EU / EEA and Swiss citizens, foreigners with permanent residence, and their family members) who have obtained their professional qualifications outside the Czech Republic in the territory of any EU Member State / EEA and Switzerland, to apply for recognition of professional qualifications. Information on professional recognition can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The application nostrifikace.mkc.cz will also acquaint you in detail how to proceed in such a case.
Improving the qualifications of foreigners
Through further education, everyone can increase or deepen their qualifications, thus strengthening their position in the labor market.
Various educational seminars, Czech language courses or workshops are organized by Integration Centers and non-profit organizations, mostly free of charge.
Training courses are also provided by commercial entities. Current accredited and non-accredited educational courses and seminars can be found in the database of further vocational education events. Clients of the Labor Office (ÚP ČR) can apply for retraining for the accredited courses.
The achieved results of further education can be formally recognized through the successful passing of an examination in a defined professional qualification by issuing a certificate with nationwide validity. The exam must be taken in the Czech language. More on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
More information on further education can be found on the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports website.